LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Horror Writers Association (HWA), the premier organization of writers and publishers of horror and dark fantasy, today announced the nominees for the 2015 Bram Stoker Awards®.
For a complete list of nominees, visit the HWA's website, www.horror.org.
The presentation of the Bram Stoker Awards® will occur during the inaugural StokerCon in Las Vegas, Nevada on the evening of Saturday, May 14, 2016. Tickets to the banquet and the convention are on sale to the public at www.stokercon2016.com. The awards presentation will also be live-streamed online.
"The nominees for this year's Bram Stoker Awards® have produced work that is certain to leave a mark on the horror and dark fantasy genre for years to come," said Lisa Morton, HWA President and multiple Bram Stoker Award winner. "Once again, our members and awards juries have selected outstanding standard bearers for the genre."
Active and Lifetime members of the organization are eligible to vote for the winners in all categories.
Named in honor of the author of the seminal horror novel "Dracula," the Bram Stoker Awards® are presented annually for superior writing in eleven categories including traditional fiction of various lengths, poetry, screenplays and non-fiction. Previous winners include Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, George R. R. Martin, Joyce Carol Oates and Neil Gaiman. The HWA also presents a Lifetime Achievement Award to living individuals who have made a substantial and enduring contribution to the genre. This year's Lifetime Achievement recipients will be announced March 1, 2016.
About the Horror Writers Association
The Horror Writers Association is a nonprofit organization of writers and publishing professionals around the world, dedicated to promoting dark literature and the interests of those who write it. The HWA formed in 1985 with the help of many of the field's greats, including Dean Koontz, Robert McCammon, and Joe Lansdale. The HWA is home to the prestigious Bram Stoker Award® and the annual StokerCon horror convention.
For more on the Horror Writers Associations, please visit www.horror.org.
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SOURCE Horror Writers Association